You would classify as a savvy new car if picked the time you buy as carefully as picked the type of car you wanted to get. Absolutely, do all of your research and narrow down your car type. Then avoid these times, which are the worst times to buy a car:
What’s wrong with springtime for car shopping? Two words: Tax returns. Armed with refunds, folks are racing to plunk them down on a new car. That means they’re ready to spend and that puts a crimp on demand. When demand goes up, so do the prices. You can track these numbers between late March and min May and watch them go up.
Avoid New Model Year
The new model year varies between manufacturers but it doesn’t start on January 1st. You can find out when the new models are going to hit the dealership with a little research. The moment those models hit the showroom floor, all of last year’s models get discount. Translation: You’ll be paying full price for the new car.
Don’t Buy Seasonal
Dealers watch the weather. They know when things are hot, everyone wants to be riding in a car with the top down. In the winter, with snow on the ground you want to be in a SUV. Those are the worst times to buy those two types of cars. Think of it this way; are you going to get a better deal on an air conditioner in December or August? Same with cars.
Always remember you have the power to walk away from any deal. Just because you’ve spent a few hours in a dealership doesn’t mean you’re obligated to buy from them. You are the one making the payments. Stay focused on that.
You should also spend some time focused on what kind of shape your garage is in. If you can’t fit the car in there, then it’s time for a session with Junk King Chico. At your earliest convenience, Junk King will dispatch a team of movers and a truck big enough to hold everything you want to toss out from your garage. All you have to do is tell the team what has to go. Your new car will look great in a garage that’s clear of rubbish. Junk King Chico can make that happen.
Spring break isn’t just for the college crowd. If you have kids, then they’ll be getting off from school for at least a week if not more. This is a good time to take advantage of all the fun things Chico has to offer. You might just discover a new favorite place. Here are some of the things you can do with your family on spring break right here in Chico:
Heart Attack Racing
This might sound scarier than it actually is but it is certainly a ton of fun. These are high-octane go karts that will get you as close to feeling like your riding in the Indy 500. It is totally safe and even kids without their license yet can pilot one of these karts.
Chico Escape Rooms
Escape rooms are gaining in popularity and they can be a nice adventure for your family. What happens is you go into a particular room dressed up like a Hollywood movie set. The doors are lock but there are clues scattered throughout the room that will help you unlock the doors. Everyone gets to play Sherlock Holmes as they try to figure out the way out.
Two by Two Ranch
If you want to get close to some animals over spring break, then a trip to the Two by Two Ranch should be top of your agenda. This is a terrific place to learn about all kinds of animals and you’ll get close enough to pet every one. Don’t be surprised if the topic of having a family pet comes up on the way home!
Skating rinks, mini golf, batting cages. Those are just three of the highlighted activities you’ll find at Cal Skate. Not only is this an awesome place to take your family but it’s great for birthday parties, too.
Even with all these options, you still might just want to hang out at home. It will help if your home is free of clutter. Nobody wants to hang out with junk. This is when you need to bring in Junk King Chico. The team can quickly sweep through your entire home and remove all those bulky, heavy objects you’ve wanted to get rid of. Now is your chance. You’ll enjoy spring break a lot more after Junk King Chico has cleared your home of rubbish.
Don’t let the recent run of cold temperatures fool you. Spring is just around the corner and that means warm weather and flowers blooming. Are you going to be planting a garden for the first time this year? Maybe you’re returning to the garden you have flourishing last year. Either way, now is the time to get you garden ready for spring. Here’s what you need to do:
Take the time to check out all corners of your garden. Start with the planters. Are they still in good shape? What about your flowerbeds? Is the wood splintering or bowing? There could also be some weed overgrowth that has taken over. It’s time to repair and pull up those weeds. Once that is done, you can take stock of your soil. A home PH test is what you need to make sure your soil is ready for planting.
Inspect Your Tools
You’ll want to pool out your tools from their storage spot to see what kind of condition they’re in. If they’ve rusted over, then it might be time to replace them. If they’re still in good shape, then you might consider taking them down to the local hardware store for some sharpening. You should also inspect your lawnmower and get those blades sharpened as well.
As you inspect your garden area and soil, you might come across some uninvited pests. These need to be taken out with as much thoroughness as you took care of the weeds. You don’t want bugs getting comfortable, or worse, starting a “family.”
After everything has been cleared and fixed, you should lay down a bed of fertilizer. Ideally, this should happen a week or two before you start planting. This will give the soil a chance to absorb the nutrients.
Along with the twigs, palm fronds and other yard waste, there could be some debris items you’ll want to get rid of. This could be anything from a beat up chaise lounge to a kid’s swing set. How can you get that debris cleared? Just call in Junk King Chico. These expert junk haulers will have no problem clearing your yard from front to back of all the debris and yard waste you want to get rid of. Getting your garden ready for spring begins with a debris clearing session from Junk King Chico.
The kitchen is often called the “heart” of the home. Throughout the day, your family will pass in and out of the kitchen. They might even “land” there for a meal in between soccer practice and ballet class. To make a kitchen run efficiently, it needs to be organized. That starts with finding a home for every item but it’s not just about cramming stuff into a cabinet or drawer. Here is the smart way to organize your kitchen.
Use Small Containers in Your Junk Drawer
Every home has a junk drawer. It’s the place where you go looking for a lot of things but can never seem to find them. How hard is it to get a paper clip or rubber band out of that junk drawer? To get this space organized, place small containers into a kind of makeshift organizer. That way all those loose items have a spot to go. Open the drawer and you see just what you have at a glance.
Use Flatware Organizer For Tools
You already have a flatware organizes in the spoon/fork/knife drawer. That same type of organizer can be utilized in the drawer with all your random kitchen utensils. It’s the perfect spot for straws, chopsticks, skewers wooden spoons and carving knives.
Use a Magazine Holder For Cutting Boards
Do all your cutting boards tumble out of the cabinet when you go to pull just one out? A magazine holder can solve that problem. These holders come in a variety of colors and styles from wood to metal to plastic. For added stabilization, attach the holder to the inside of a cabinet. Now you can pull out a cutting board with no fuss.
Organizing your kitchen is probably going to reveal a lot of stuff you could toss out. There could be gadgets you never use or broken appliances that are never going to be fixed. Those should all be boxed up and turned over to Junk King Chico. It might seem like going overboard to hire a professional junk service to remove a single box of kitchen gadgets. Why not put Junk King to work throughout the rest of your house then? It won’t take the crew from Junk King very long to clear out all that unwanted clutter. Get your kitchen and your entire home organized with a little junk clearing help from Junk King Chico.
The moment you buy a car, you’ll be pouring money into that ride. Along with the gas and insurance, there is all the regular maintenance you need to pay for to keep it running. If something breaks down, then you’re looking at additional expenses. The same things happen when you buy a home. You’re going to plunk down a huge down payment but the money doesn’t stop there. On any given week there are always minor repairs to make. What about home improvement projects? Those are another kind of investment you make in your home. The hope is that the projects will increase your home’s value and make your living environment more comfortable. You can accomplish both if you make smart choices. Here’s what to think about:
A kitchen is really the center of the home. This where the family’s days are planned out and where all the meals come from. The more people in the house, the greater the need for a bigger kitchen. What would you like in your dream kitchen? Stone countertops, center island, professional cooktop are all features that can make that space a fun place to work in. They are also the kind of renovations that add the most value.
Next to kitchen makeovers, a bathroom remodel are at the top of the list of decent return on home improvement investment. Unlike a kitchen where you could knock down a wall, you might be limited with the amount of space you have in the bathroom. A smart option might be to remove the tub all together and install a nice walk-in shower. Just think about how many baths you take vs. showers? Replacing a sink and fixtures is also a good upgrade. You get into budget trouble when you decide to move plumbing around. As long as you keep the pipes where they are, you’ll be in good shape financially.
One of the things that is constantly evolving at a home is the landscaping. The investment you make in a yard makeover can reap positive returns especially if you extend the living space of your home onto a deck or patio. Once you’ve created new walkways and garden, it is just a matter of upkeep to have them well maintained.
Your next home improvement project should always begin with decluttering. Before you do any demolition, you should get rid of all the things that are taking up valuable storage space. This is where a call to Junk King Chico can make a big difference. They’ll dispatch a team of movers and truck that can handle just about any type of clutter removal you through at them. Hiring Junk King Chico to remove all the rubbish from your home is a smart investment.
It is very easy to get stuff into your home. You can click away at all kinds of online shopping sites and within days have just about anything delivered right to your doorstep. That includes furniture, mattresses, televisions and even a pool table. The challenge occurs when you want to get those big items taken out of your house. That’s when the weekly garbage collectors turn a blind eye. Yes, they might allow a once a year bulky item pick up but that requires you to bring whatever you want to get rid of down to the curb. Sometimes that isn’t practically. Is there a way of clearing junk without a hassle? There is when you give that job to Junk King Chico.
The first thing Junk King is going to provide to you is a team of movers. Right out of the gate, things just got easier. These movers are experts at carrying bulky items down stairs, through hallways and out front doors. If the thing won’t fit, then they’ll take it apart. All of this means that just about anything short of hazardous material can be carried out by the Junk King crew.
Junk King also provides you with easy scheduling. Most appointments are completed the day after you make that first call. Often Junk King will move even faster by providing a same-day pickup. That depends on when you call, where the crews are and if you’re ready.
All the garbage that is collected by the city ends up in a landfill. That is the “path of least resistance” for the city. With Junk King on the job, the “path of least resistance” is to avoid the landfill. They would much rather drop what they collect off at a charitable organization or a recycling center. When Junk King promotes itself as a green company, they mean it.
Think of how much better things will be around the house once you get rid of your unwanted furniture, appliances and electronics. You’ll open up a lot more storage and might even be able to convert an entire room into a new purpose. Clearing junk is simple and hassle-free when Junk King Chico is on the job.
That hardest part of starting a home business is coming up with that successful idea. The rest is just taking care of the paperwork. However, that paperwork is vital to insure you can stay focused on your business. Here are some of the things you need to do to start your home business off on the right track:
Buy Business Insurance
Your homeowner’s insurance won’t cover your home business. That might seem ironic but it is true. If you’re setting up a home business, then you’ll need to set up a separate policy. This is especially true if you are stocking any kind of inventory or having workers and/or a lot of deliveries/pickups at your home.
Be Aware of Zoning Laws.
Zoning laws vary from community to community. Before you get too deep with your idea for a home business, it is important to check with local zoning ordinances. Again, this is more important with a business that is going to increase the “traffic” at your home. Zoning laws also apply to the manufacturing of any goods, even if those are pies!
Get A Business Permit
Once you get past the zoning laws, you’ll also have to get a business permit. Different permits apply to different businesses. Not only is a permit require by the city but it is also a good marketing tool. Saying you have a permit means you’re that much more of a professional business.
Use Your Smartphone
The basic equipment needed for a home business is a good computer, printer and fax machine. You might also discover that there are a lot of ways you can use your Smartphone for your business as well. If your business involves going out and providing services for clients, then there are apps you can download that allow you to take payments though your phone. This is a very easy way to make transactions. Lots of options.
Set Up A Workspace
Your home business can thrive when you’ve set up a dedicated space to handle the workload. If space is limited in your home, then think about utilizing your garage for your office. To start, get Junk King Chico out to clear out the rubbish. There is probably a lot of things you could get rid of in your garage that would leave plenty of space for a desk, file cabinet and some shelves. The Junk King Chico crew can make all that rubbish disappear in a flash. Your home business will be on the right tract after Junk King Chico takes away the clutter from your office.
Despite the reputation of eternal sunshine, California does indeed experience winter. It might not be the blizzards found back east but it can certainly get downright frigid. Still, there is more opportunity to work in your backyard in Chico during the winter than at other spots in the country. The more work you can get done now, the more you’ll be able to truly enjoy your backyard when the weather turns warmer. Start with clearing out the clutter in your backyard shed.
A backyard shed is a good option for storage of a lot of items. Along with all the gardening tools, you can also keep sporting equipment, toys and pool gear out there. The goal is to make sure you maximize the space by making sure you’re not storing junk. When was the last time you went through your shed? You might discover there are a lot of things that can be tossed out. Perhaps a lot of that can’t be crammed into your trashcan. That’s where Junk King Chico comes into play.
Junk King Chico provides your own personal moving crew. They’ll be moving your junk out of your home for good. Best of all you won’t have to lift a finger. The Junk King team will pick everything up right from the shed. It doesn’t matter is something is rusted or rotted. All that matters is that you want it removed.
You can schedule your Junk King appointment online or over the phone. Don’t be surprised if they ask if you want a pick up on the same day as that first contact. The Junk King crews often have room in their schedule for these same day sessions. It all depends on when you call.
As for pricing, Junk King charges a flat rate based on how your stuff will get packed onto the truck. You’ll know what that price is before the work begins and it’s a price that won’t be padded with extra charges at the end of the job. For dependable junk hauling and clearing clutter from a shed, Junk King Chico is the call to make.
There are so many fun things to do over the holidays it’s hard to pick just one as a favorite. Going shopping for Christmas tree and decorating it with your family is always a fun tradition. So are all the special holiday gatherings with friends and family. Even the office Christmas party is something to look forward to each year. It’s going to get busy in the coming weeks and that’s why you want to take care of is much stuff that you’ve been putting off. For instance, how cluttered is your house? If the answer is anywhere close to “a lot,” then it’s time to call in Junk King Chico.
Clearing clutter isn’t just about throwing out junk mail and picking up clothing for laundry. Those task a very important but there might be a lot more that you can get rid of in order to make your home more inviting. You could have all kinds of unwanted furniture like old recliners, beanbag chairs, love seats or futons taking up space that can be put to better use. Those are perfect items to give to Junk King.
There could also be a bunch of outdated computers, printers, monitors and televisions that are crammed into closets or under beds. You know they can be tossed into the trash and have to be recycled. This is something that Junk King Chico can handle. They don’t do the actual recycling but they make sure that these types of items are dropped off at the right facility.
If you’re hosting a holiday party, then you definitely want to clear out space in the closet for people to hang their coats up. You might also be giving tours of your home to people have been over to visit yet. Everyone wants to check out the garage, right? Don’t be embarrassed by the rubbish you have stored out there. It can all be cleared away in a single session with Junk King Chico.
Junk King understands how busy your schedule can be in the coming weeks. That’s why they will bend over backwards to accommodate your calendar. You pick the day and time that works best for your schedule and that’s when Junk King will show up. Get your holidays off to a great start with a home that’s free of junk all thanks to Junk King Chico.
Holidays are time forgiving. Sometimes that “giving” open your overnight holiday guests. Whether your guests are family members or friends that you haven’t seen for a while, you want to make them feel as though your home is their home. It doesn’t take much effort to achieve that goal. Here are some great ideas on how to make your home ready for overnight holiday guests:
Upgrade the Bathroom
No, you don’t have to remodel your bathroom before your holiday guests show up. But it would be nice to make some minor improvements like replacing the old dingy towels. You might also want to put out a basket soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion just like they do in the hotels. It’s easy to find travel size bottles at most grocery stores or pharmacies of these items.
Leave Snacks and Drinks In A Room
Even though you will tell your guests that they are welcome to have anything in your fridge, sometimes they feel awkward asking for a snack or drink. That’s why you can put some bottles of water and snacks in their room so they will always be something for them to drink or munch on.
Check the Details
You may have set up the guest room but that doesn’t mean it is ready. You need to check the details like making sure there is no alarm clock and the remotes for TV work. Check the lamps for light bulbs and also make sure the outlets are clear for them to plug in their phone chargers. You might also want to freshen the sheets and blankets on the bed. If they have been unused for several months, then they could be very dusty.
Give Them a Key
Just because you have guests coming to your house to stay over doesn’t mean you have to be with them every minute of the day. In fact, you might still have to go to work or do your own shopping. You can give them a key to the house and let them know they can come and go as they please. This is especially helpful if they are renting a car to go in their own excursions.
Get Rid Of Junk
You also want to get rid of any junk or clutter in your home to make it presentable. This is where Junk King Chico can be a big help. One call to these junk removal professionals can have your entire home clear of unwanted furniture, electronics, appliances and other household goods. They can even clear out the guest room in case you use that as a storage locker. Making your home welcome for holiday guests is easy when you’ve got Junk King Chico working with you.